News and Events
Dykens wins the 2018 Rare Impact Award from the National Organization for Rare Disorders!
5/22/2018 — Professor Elisabeth Dykens has been selected to receive the 2018 Rare Impact Award from the National Organization for Rare Disorders. Her research focuses on the behavioral studies of Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and Williams Syndrome and was the first researcher to describe cognitive profiles and compulsivity in PWS patients. More information about this award is available here, https://rarediseases.org/elisabeth-dykens-ph-d-2018-rare-impact-award-honoree/. Congratulations Elisabeth!
Congratulations Hao Wu!
4/11/2018 — Hao Wu, an incoming member of the Quantitative Methods (QM) Program within the Department of Psychology and Human Development, was just honored with election into the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP). SMEP is a distinguished group of quantitative psychologists limited to 65 members worldwide (https://www.smep.org/). SMEP is dedicated to the advancement of multivariate quantitative methods and their application to substantive problems in psychology and related fields. Congratulations Hao on this much deserved achievement!
Smokies Cognition and Neuroscience Symposium [SCANS]
4/02/2018 — The 2018 Smokies Cognition and Neuroscience Symposium [SCANS] sponsored by Duke, Emory, Georgia Tech, UNC, and Vanderbilt will be held September 14-15 at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel, in Asheville, NC.
Participating Vanderbilt Psychology & Psychology & Human Development faculty includes James Booth, Sarah Brown-Schmidt, Isabel Gauthier, Kari Hoffman, Gordon Logan, Tom Palmeri, Sean Polyn, Frank Tong, Thilo Womelsdorf, Geoff Woodman, & David Zald.
Congratulations Noah Robinson!
3/19/2018 — Clinical psychology graduate student Noah Robinson's work is featured in the Tennessean! https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2018/03/18/why-vanderbilt-researcher-using-virtual-reality-fight-opioids/327886002/
Noah has also been selected as a recipient of the 2018 NIDA Young Investigator Travel Award. He has been invited to attend the 49th ASAM Annual Conference in San Diego in April 2018. The travel award will include a $1,200 monetary award to be used to defray expenses incurred in attending the conference, complimentary registration, as well as a ticket to the ASAM Awards Luncheon. The award also includes a one year complimentary ASAM membership.
Benbow and Lubinski win 2018 ISIR Lifetime Achievement Awards
2/17/2018 — Professors Camilla P. Benbow and David Lubinski have been selected to receive The International Society for Intelligence Research’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Intelligence. Benbow and Lubinski co-direct the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development. The 50-year longitudinal study of 5,000 highly talented individuals is the world’s foremost long-term examination of intellectually gifted individuals. Benbow is the Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development. Lubinski is professor of psychology and human development and an investigator at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. Both have been honored with Mensa Education and Research Foundation Lifetime Achievement Awards and similar awards from the National Association for Gifted Children. Benbow and Lubinski will receive the ISIR Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization’s annual conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, in July. At the 2019 ISIR annual conference in Minneapolis, they are to share their latest round of results from their study and deliver the keynote address.
Sterba wins 2018 Early Career Impact Award from FABBS!
2/13/2018 — Sonya Sterba was awarded the 2018 Early Career Impact Award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) which "recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior." FABBS is focused specifically on promoting the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior in the U.S as well as advocacy and educational activities before the U.S Congress and federal science agencies. Sonya, an Associate Professor and Director of the Quantitative Methods Program in the Department of Psychology and Human Development, was nominated for the award by the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology. As part of the award she will be interviewed and an article about her research will be written for the general public. More information about this award is available here: http://fabbs.org/honoring-our-scientists/
Sterba receives 2018 Anne Anastasi Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from APA!
2/13/2018 — Sonya Sterba, an Associate Professor and Director of the Quantitative Methods Program in the Department of Psychology and Human Development, just won the 2018 Anne Anastasi Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from the Quantitative and Qualitative Methods Division of the American Psychological Association. This award "recognizes outstanding contributions to quantitative research methods" and will be associated with a presentation at the 2018 APA Convention. More information about the award can be obtained here: http://www.apadivisions.org/division-5/awards/anastasi-early-career.aspx